Entries by Joann Gold

Hiring temps – how to keep it legal

Temporary employees. For some companies, they are a great option. Temps can provide needed help during a busy season, fill a short-term gap for an employee on an extended leave or provide expertise for a specific project. But there are several considerations to keep in mind when hiring temporary workers. Temps are generally hired for […]

Employers and the CCPA

Unless a California employer has been hiding under a rock, chances are that the company is aware of the impending California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Signed into law in June 2018 as a quickly-enacted compromise to prevent an even stricter initiative from appearing on the ballot, the CCPA is the most far-reaching consumer privacy and […]

Ninth Circuit Defines “Standalone, Clear and Conspicuous” Disclosure for Obtaining Employment-Purpose Background Checks

On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, LLC instructed employers about the importance of complying with background check disclosure requirements found in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Pursuant to the federal statute, employers who want to obtain a consumer report (commonly referred […]

74 Stay Interview Questions

The stay interview differs from an exit interview because, in a stay interview, you ask current employees why they continue to work for your organization. It allows you, the employer to address issues and/or concerns while the employee is still with your organization. At the exit interview, it’s because he or she is leaving to […]

Reward and Recognition Programs Boost Employee Productivity

Many employers are strong believers in taking care of their employees and recognizing their contributions in order to achieve the company’s core values. Let’s be honest: We love a great reason to celebrate each other as professionals and as human beings… quality work, strong sales from referrals, work anniversaries, birthdays, marriages, interns, veterans, positive client […]

There is No Replacing the In-Person Interview

Ever consider comparing grandma’s cooking to fast food? Of course not! Yet the fast food industry is going strong because its offerings are…well, fast. Tasty? Maybe, but definitely convenient and fast(er). So the question came up here recently about comparing remote vs. in-person interviews. The overall conclusion is like how we feel about grandma’s cooking: […]

How to Write A Job Description

I know you probably have more pressing issues on your mind like what you’re having for dinner tonight or how you’re going to manage to give your cat a bath this weekend, but this is important stuff for sure! Before we go over how to write position descriptions, we need to clarify the difference between […]

How to Deal with Difficult Employees

You imagined the freedom of being your own boss is exhilarating, didn’t you? You started your own business with the thought that you wouldn’t have to deal with jerk co-workers and bosses. When I use the term “jerk” I am referring to toxic attitude/behavior or incompetence… or both! True, you don’t have to deal with […]